DIY Marquee letters

DIY Marquee letters

Marquee letters are the perfect addition to brighten up your room decor, weddings, birthdays, there are so many occasions that these letters can be used and they always create an impact. I have used it as decor for my teens bedroom.

I’ve said this before, but I have no problem saying it again there are lots of DIYs that I’d pin, but never make. Today was different however and the project turned out perfectly and I am delighted to share the process with you, so you too can make your very own DIY Marquee letters.

DIY Marquee letters Decor for girls bedroom

I love the idea of marquee letters, the only catch is the real deal vintage letters are few and far between, and most DIY versions involve a crazy amount of steps, weird tools, and too many measurements for my comfort, but not with this one! If you can use a knife, you can make this!

Materials needed:

Large cardboard letter (JoAnn’s is the best place to find one)

X-acto Knife

String Lights


Paint (optional)



1 | Cut along the seam of your cardboard letter, only on one side. It’s surprisingly easy! This will be the back side that hides the cord.

2 | Twist the glass casings from the strand of lights, and lay them out where you’d like them placed on the front side of the letter, and then trace the smallest part of each.

3 | Cut an asterisk shape in each circle, which will allow you to push the bulbs right through into place.

4 | Put the bulbs back into the circles you cut, and the twist the lights into place from the back, tucking any excess cord in the sides.

Now your DIY Marquee letter is ready to plug in and display:

DIY Marquee letters decor for girls teen bedroom



Maria Gonzalez
Maria Gonzalez

I am an art and craft fanatic, most items in my house have been upcycled and the art work is by me! I love to try new techniques and research new tips. By day I am a craft researcher and in my spare time I like to do acrylic pour paintings, make things and upcycle.

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